(March 1983)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
070989332003
Editing:
Al Feldstein
Color:
color (#1-23, 400-present); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - 399)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Save 20 Cents on This Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Paltry Guise (Table of Contents)

Special Deffects Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Craig T. Nelson [as Heave Feeling]; JoBeth Williams [as Dyin Feeling]; Heather O'Rourke [as Caro Anne]; Oliver Robins [as Blobbie Feeling]; Dominique Dunne [as Tana Feeling]
Synopsis:
In a parody of the film "Poltergeist," a family tries to cope with the strange incidents that randomly occur in their new home.
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One Fine Day in Fairbanks, Alaska (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dog sled is forced to make a series of stops.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / cartoon / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Cartoons drawn into the margins of random pages.

If Famous Poets had to Make a Living Today (Table of Contents)

Rhyme Marches On Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Classic poets apply their talents to mundane modern jobs.

Further Additions to Mad's Little-Known and Very Useless Weights, Measures & Distances (Table of Contents)

Statistickle Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Specific measurements for odd occurrences in life.

The 1982 Mad Yearbook (Table of Contents)

Photo Play-Offs Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical captions are added below generic file photos parodying current events.

How to Read an Airline Menu (Table of Contents)

Jet-Gag Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Notes are added to a typical airline menu explaining some of the jargon in cynical terms.

The Lighter Side of ... (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous reactions to situations involving communication, meals, birthdays, fathers, flattery, advice, timing, the environment, cars, chauvinism, working, shopping, fighting, and exams.

One Fine Day in Chicago, Illinois (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A blind man gets an unwanted contribution.

If They Passed Other "Truth In..." Laws (Table of Contents)

Unforked Tongue-in-Cheek Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
If other people in other situations were required to tell the truth just like advertisers.

Little-Known and Rarely Diagnosed Mad Ailments Contracted at Airports (Table of Contents)

Sick Humor Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Edwing
Inks:
Don Edwing
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Outrageous medical conditions that are caused by being in airports.
Reprints:

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy carves a bust of the White Spy for nefarious purposes.

Mad's School Teacher of the Year (Table of Contents)

Proctor Scope Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A high school teacher is interviewed about his job and his approach to education.
Reprints:

One Fine Day in Rochester, New York (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A nurse wheels a patient into a crowded elevator.

Some Simple Laws that Make Sense Out of Soap Operas (Table of Contents)

Serial Ingredient Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Dressler
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Ordinances designed to regulate the behavior of soap opera characters.

A Foreign Traveler's Guide to the United States (Table of Contents)

Tour de Farce Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Almanac with advice to tourists about life in the United States.

How Will Our Military Budget Result in Bloodshed? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
The military can inflict pain on an unintended target.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[The Treasure Hunters] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Jack Davis

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A group of underwater treasure hunters get more than they bargained for.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Save 20 Cents on This Issue
  2. 1. Paltry Guise
    Special Deffects Dept.
  3. 2. One Fine Day in Fairbanks, Alaska
    Don Martin Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. If Famous Poets had to Make a Living Today
    Rhyme Marches On Dept.
  6. 5. Further Additions to Mad's Little-Known and Very Useless Weights, Measures & Distances
    Statistickle Dept.
  7. 6. The 1982 Mad Yearbook
    Photo Play-Offs Dept.
  8. 7. How to Read an Airline Menu
    Jet-Gag Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. One Fine Day in Chicago, Illinois
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. If They Passed Other "Truth In..." Laws
    Unforked Tongue-in-Cheek Dept.
  12. 11. Little-Known and Rarely Diagnosed Mad Ailments Contracted at Airports
    Sick Humor Dept.
  13. 12. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  14. 13. Mad's School Teacher of the Year
    Proctor Scope Dept.
  15. 14. One Fine Day in Rochester, New York
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Some Simple Laws that Make Sense Out of Soap Operas
    Serial Ingredient Dept.
  17. 16. A Foreign Traveler's Guide to the United States
    Tour de Farce Dept.
  18. 17. How Will Our Military Budget Result in Bloodshed?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. [The Treasure Hunters]
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